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New Dean: The College of Arts
and Sciences is interviewing
Distinguished Teaching Awards: Fewer
may be given out this year.
Civil Defense Rations: UNL is
moving out stale emergency
supplies. . .
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NU Board of Regents members James Moylan, Kcrhift Wagner, Robert Koefoot, M.D. and Robert Prokop, M.D.
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By George Miller
Four incumbent members of the NU Board of Regents
are up for reelection in 1976, including Dr. Robert Koe
foot of Grand Island, Dr. Robert Prokop of Wilbur, James
Moylan of Omaha and Kermit Wagner or Schuyler. -
According to Secretary of State Allen Beerman's of
fice, only Koefoot has filed for election. Deadline for
filing is 5 p.m. March 12. Koefoot filed Jan. 19.
Koefoot, a Grand Island physician, said he filed for
reelection because he found the job "enjoyable."
He said he did not know whether he would have any
opponents in the election and that it is too soon to tell
if the race will raise any outstanding issues.
"I plan to run to win Koefoot said. "Whether this
will entail a vigorous campaign or no campaign is too soon
He said his campaign would be personally financed and
would not solicit any campaign contributions.
Koefoot currently is finishing his first six-year term on
Moylan said he has not decided definitely whether or
not he will run, but said he thinks he will.
In making his decision, he said, the main factor is the
amount of time involved.
"I have a law practice and a young family to think of,"
Moylan said. "But the big item is the time involved."
Like Koefoot, Moylan said he knew of no opposition
to his reelection. He said he would conduct a "personal
campaign" the bulk of which would "probably be
"Running for regent is not like running for governor
where people like to contribute," Moylan said. "People
are not as likely to contribute to a regents campaign," he
said. . . -
Moylan said he was not sure if he would accept cam
paign contributions, but would 'Tiave to see where they
He said it was too early to tell if there would be any
issues in his campaign.
Although he has not filed yet, Prokop, an Omaha doc
tor, already has a probable contender.
Willard Waldo of DeWitt, a member of the State Board
of Education and a former state senator, has said he is
thinking seriously of challenging Prokop.
If both do decide to run, they will face each other in
the May 11th primary. The two top vote getters for each
seat then will face each other again in the run-off election
Hansen, owner of Hansen Mills in Schuyler, was un
available for comment.
$8 million more
By Dick Piersol "-.
NU President D.B. Vamer recommended to the Nebras
ka Legislature's Appropriations Committee Wednesday
several steps to take in appropriating the 1976-77 NU
He suggested the senators start with a continuation
budget adjusted for cost of living and inflation, provide
state tax dollars to replace federal funds lost at the Uni
versity of Nebraska Medical Center and allow an addition
of approximately $8 million beyond the committee's
recommended budget of $88 million.
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Bring out overcoats; honest 'Abe' predicts snow
By Ann Owens
Today's forecast: turning colder; heavy snowstorm.
Don't worry-the National Weather Service has not
made an error. The snowstorm was forecast in September
by "Abe Weatherwise,' the pseudonym for the Old
Farmer's 1976 Almanac editors.
On a national scale the almanac Is SO per cent
accurate, said assistant editor Helen Shed in a telephone
interview from the almanac's Dublin, N.H. office.
"Some years' forecasts turn out better than others,"
But 1975-76 must have been bad years for "Abe" to
nrfHict winter weather in Nebraska because so far, few of
his forecasts have been correct.
If "Abe Weatherwise" would have changed today's
forecast with that of Nov. 25, he would have been much
"Abe" predicted warmth and sunshine for Nov. 25 and
26, but on those two days, Nebraska got it's one signifi
cant snowfall (4 .5 inches).
Shed would not say exactly how "Abe" comes up with
"I can only give you information printed in the
almanac," she said. "We're ust as accurate as we can be."
The almanac states that a long-standing formula is
used "which goes back to 1792 when this almanac was
founded. In this formula are many factors: sunspots, long
range cycles, ocean temperatures and averages. The factors
are weighted in accord with the year intended for the
calculation-and based, as nearly as possible, on scientific
facts and findings."
However, "Abe" does have an escape clause. The
above explanation is followed by a final sentence-"It
is well known, however, that science has yet to devise
a way to forecast weather even a day or two ahead; much
less for 14 months in advance."
According to the almanac, Nebraska can expect snow
flurries next week and freezing rain toward the end of
the month. "Abe's" escape clause might come in handy.
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